Social media and social movements: the rise of the European Far Right

Anti Dystopians #7: A Conversation with Julia Rone

We’ve got another great episode for you this week! I talk to Julia Rone, a post-doc at the Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy at Cambridge University, about the rise of the European far-right. What's the relationship between online disinformation and political mobilization? Why is the far-right so much better at mobilizing online than the far-left? Can platforms or content moderation policies really stop them? And is any of this about “social media” or is it just about social movements? 
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